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 MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

 

 

HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS COULD INCREASE AS MUCH AS 23%

CALL THE AMHERST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO FIND WAYS TO DECREASE YOUR COSTS


 

Health Insurance carriers filed their premium rates for 2016 with some requesting increases up to 23%.  Our members continue to tell us that the cost of employee benefits remains a major challenge to their profitability and sustainability.  As the only Chamber in the region that operates an in-house insurance brokerage, we can work with you to contain costs.


If you are a small business, you may want to consider enhancing your employee's compensation and sending them to us and we will customize a policy that meets their specific needs and cost requirements.  We can bill them direct, facilitate payroll deductions or bill you.  This not only saves you the angst of selecting a plan that meets the diverse needs of your associates, it allows you to hand over the insurance administration to qualified, licensed professionals at no charge to you.  We can also create small group plans that are more cost effective than individual plans.  


There are numerous options available to you as a Chamber member.  We provide all plans available in the marketplace from Independent Health, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Univera.  We have benefit rich plans, high deductible plans and Health Savings Accounts at all price points.  And, our staff is trained to explain the cause and effect of plan selection and how it impacts your individual circumstances in an understandable way.  


Call Katy Murray at 632-6905 and make an appointment so you are well prepared and know your options before the increases take affect.

 
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